SAS Working with Minors Information Form

Due to changes in Pennsylvania law (Act 153 of 2014, as amended by Act 15 of 2015), colleges and universities are now required to perform background checks on all employees and others (including students and trainees) who provide school-sponsored programs or activities and who have “direct contact” with children. “Children” are defined as individuals under the age of 18 who are not matriculated students.  “Direct contact” for employees, students, and trainees is defined as (1) the care, supervision, guidance or control of children, or (2) having routine interaction with children. 

Any University employees, students, post-docs, or trainees who will have “direct contact” with these minors will be required to undergo the 3-part background check process required by Pennsylvania law.  This process includes a criminal check, a child abuse check, and an FBI fingerprint check.

If you do have (or intend to have) minors working with you or your group please provide the following information.